Average Salary Per Year: $91,790
Do you take joy in designing and executing plans? Would you like to see your ideas built right in front of your eyes? Then becoming a civil engineer may be for you. Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate and maintain large construction projects and systems including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. They spend time both in the office and on the project site, therefore craft experience is an absolute plus!
*Average base salary from May of 2017 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Project Management Certification
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program is the minimum requirement for most civil engineering jobs,but starting out as a craft professional can provide that experience to jump start this career. Engineers often need to earn professional engineer licensure.